Best drum compressors

Discussion in 'Production' started by bullets12, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. bullets12

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    ez peeps, currently using a nifty little freeware compressor called "Rough Rider" for my drums and it's not too bad for a freeware component. however i was wondering if you guys had any tips for some alternative transient shapers or compressors that work well with drums from ur experiences?
     
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    Try Flux Bittersweet, its a nice free transient shaper.
     
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    I've had a brief encounter with Bittersweet.
    I didn't like the fact that there were no attack, sustain or release parameters.

    What DAW are you using? The Logic compressor can sound great when used well
     
  4. bullets12

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    yeah i tried bittersweet but it never really did it for me, wasnt keen on tha interface for it...im using fl studio man, the compressor on that isnt bad, but looking for something with a good interface visually
     
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    PSP vintage warmer can be used with great effect. See lostinthesounds review.
     
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    Bittersweet seemed to work better if you just use it on a seperate snappy layer of your snare, it robs the snare of body if you put it on the bus and crank it
     
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    Stillwell audio's the rocket!
     
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    no fucking way, tokyo dawn still exists?! and even made a plugin, will definitely try this out if only for the sake its from these guys!